Georgia native Shawn Mullins has made a career writing scenic and heart-tugging ballads inspired by his life in the South. His 1998 collection Soul Core made a splash with the singles “Lullaby” and “Shimmer” (from the Songs from Dawson’s Creek). Mullins played new songs from Honeydew when he performed in Charleston as headliner of the 2009 First Flush Festival. Mullins headlines this week’s Fridays on the Point with a new set. Over the last few years, he’s immersed himself in the Nashville songwriters’ scene and learned from his peers while allowing them to broaden his horizons beyond the South. The result is Mullins’ new Light You Up, inspired by the Golden Coast. Each one carries the trademark Mullins literary quality with lyrics that focus on themes of materialism and individualism. Mullins’ band features drummer Gerry Hansen, bassist Patrick Blanchard, and guitarist Davis Causey. They’ve added depth to his sound through the inclusion of pedal steel, keyboards, saxophone, percussion, and strings.